Homeowners in Bethalto may have a bit more leeway in the placement of pools in their backyards, if a change in zoning is approved. The village has been updating all of its codes, and they are currently revising those addressing the placement of pools, especially on corner lots.
Bethalto Building and Zoning Administrator Rich Mersinger says they have been making progress on cleaning up the rules.
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The village board is now at the point of sending the changes to the Planning Commission. There will then be a public hearing on the changes, followed by consideration by the full board.
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